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Case Studies

Find out more about what our engines and drive systems are capable of from the actual examples featured here.

Commercial Vessels - Since 2013, the 528-foot Nova Star had provided ferry service, cruising across 212 miles of the Atlantic Ocean from Portland, Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in 10 hours. Unfortunately, the service was shut down in October 2015. To maintain that important ferry connection for thousands of American visitors and stay competitive with other nearby tourist destinations, Nova Scotia needed to find a new vessel. A new operator, Bay Ferries, was named and the search was on for a new ship. The best chance for success would be a smaller ship that was less expensive to operate and could make the crossing faster.

Commercial Vessels - The Alaska Marine Highway System’s (AMHS) high-speed vehicle ferry FVF Chenega offers locals and tourists front row seats to Alaska’s magnificent scenery. Some hail the world-class views spotted from the highway system’s routes on par with even the most opulent Alaskan cruise ships, with the added benefit of having access to Alaska’s more narrow straits and fjords.

Commercial Vessels - Boston Harbor Cruises’ high speed catamaran, Salacia, is the Boston-area’s unofficial getaway driver for weekend escapes to Cape Cod; giving passengers an opportunity to trade the city’s summer heat for the Cape’s refreshing sea breezes in just 90 minutes. Carrying up to 600 passengers and traveling up to 40 knots (45 mph), it’s the largest and fastest passenger catamaran of its kind in the country.

Oil & Gas - Where trucks, heavy equipment transporters and company-owned buses emblazoned with well-known names such as Surgutneftegas, Rosneft or Gazpromneft rumble past, then you can be sure one thing is not very far away – the substance that keeps today’s world on the move – oil. Exploration service providers, such as Russia’s Packer Service, are ensuring that it can be extracted efficiently. The most important machines to get the job done are fracking pumps, driven by robust, heavy-duty MTU engines.

Oil & Gas - Грузовые автомобили, автофургоны и фирменные автобусы состоят на службе таких известных компаний, как Сургутнефтегаз, Роснефть и Газпромнефть и многих других; материал, движущий нашу повседневность, – это нефть. Компании по разведке, в частности российская «Пакер Сервис», обеспечивают возможности эффективной добычи. Важнейшая технологическая составляющая – насосы для ГРП, приводимые в действие мощными и надежными двигателями MTU.

Commercial Vessels - Only constant vigilance and deep resources can slow the steady influx of illegal drugs into the United States. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is a powerful force in this never-ending fight. Its mission is to serve and protect the United States’ maritime borders from all threats, including those posed by drug trafficking organizations.

Oil & Gas - Unit Drilling Company uses 18 MTU Series 4000 generator sets to power its operations at the Granite Wash Oil Field in Oklahoma. By utilizing new drilling and hydrofracturing techniques, the company is helping drive America’s new energy boom.

Military Vessels – The four frigates “Almirante Padilla”, “Caldas”, “Antioquia” and “Independiente” first went into service with the Colombian Navy at the beginning of the 1980s. Each of the vessels was powered by four of MTU’s proven Series 1163 engines. Today, almost 30 years later, the ships are still operating successfully and the Navy plans to keep them in service. As part of a comprehensive program of modernization, the frigates have been fitted with new main propulsion units, new on-board power systems and a new monitoring and control system, all specifically tailored by MTU for the vessels’ future missions.

Mining – Attention to recommended maintenance and fuel quality lengthens engine life and reduces costly equipment downtime.

Forest Harvesters – MTU Series 900 engines in new Tanguay log slashers have lived up to their customer’s high standards for dependability. State-of-the-art engineering has led to fuel economy and engine hours well above expectations.

Agricultural Machines – When Oxbo set out to upgrade the engine in its pea harvesters, it had high standards for torque, fuel economy and reliability. The MTU Series 460 passed the test with flying colors. Running constantly in a wide range of conditions, the Oxbo 6160M Pea Harvester is reaping impressive yields – including

more revenue.

Rail – Loram’s new RG400 Series Production Rail Grinder depends on MTU for the dependable power needed to smooth and reshape thousands of miles of tracks all over the world.

Oil & Gas – The Norwegian natural gas processing plant at Kårstø has been equipped with a new emergency power system as part of a long-term expansion project. During any future power outages, five MTU gensets powered by Type 16V 4000 G63 engines will be in place to supply the energy for essential production processes — and, thanks to special acoustic technology, they will do their job more quietly than ever.

Mining – After ten long years of constant work, a 1998 Atlas Copco mine haul truck is repowered with a Series 460 engine from MTU. Now with higher performance and lower emissions, the truck is ready to serve Small Mine Development Company for years to come.

Oil & Gas – A major driller is putting six MTU Electric Drilling Packages (EDPs) to work in remote sites from Wyoming to Texas. Providing drilling and standby power for drilling operations at depths more than 20,000 feet, the EDP was designed as an all-in-one solution. Over several months in extreme conditions, it’s been getting the job done with no downtime.

Commercial Vessels – Continuous development of MTU’s Series 4000 engines led to the market introduction of ist `Ironmen´ units — powerful, long-lived and reliable engines which fulfill the new emissions regulations and still manage to distinguish themselves with outstandingly low operating costs. Inland waterway vessel owner Hans Robert Bell was the first to test a model 12V 4000 M53 MTU engine. The unit, which produces 1,380 kW, has been demonstrating exactly what it is capable of since it was fitted on the 172-meter barge train `Somnium Vitae´ in April 2009.

Governmental Vessels – Named in honor of the 343 members of the New York City Fire Department who made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty on September 11, 2001, the city’s newest fireboat, the Three Forty Three, can reach fires quickly and pump huge quantities of water to douse flames like those that spewed from the World Trade Center.

Commercial Vessels – Installed in new tugboats and retrofitted into older ones operated by a Delaware tugboat company, MTU’s Series 4000 marine engines provide the power and reliability needed to safely guide the largest vessels plying the Delaware River. Quiet and fuel efficient, the engines simplify the jobs of the tug

operator’s staff and are key to safe docking.

Commercial Vessels – For maximum performance, efficiency and reliability, Bermuda’s inter-island ferry service fleet is powered and supported exclusively by MTU.

Construction & Industrial – Three large tower gantry cranes from Cornell & Company – repowered with new MTU Series 60 diesel engines for reduced emissions and fuel consumption – are helping to construct the new World Trade Center Tower 3 in Manhattan’s financial district. The repowering project is part of a major effort that also included 15 other cranes in the company’s fleet, one of the largest tower gantry crane fleets in the country. The switch to fuel-efficient and cleaner-burning engines enabled Cornell & Company to bid for and win the World Trade Center tower crane work by complying with New York’s tough local emissions standards. The new engines are also delivering up to $100,000 a year in fuel savings compared to the engines they replaced.

Construction & Industrial – The City of Riverview counts on its landfill mobile compactors to conserve valuable airspace at its 400-acre site. Its newest machine, powered by a reliable MTU Series 500 engine, is built for maximum uptime to keep up with the steady intake of garbage delivered every day.

Commercial Vessels – New high-speed diesel engines are ideally suited for ship-assist tugboats used to guide liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers to both an onshore docking terminal in Boston Harbor and an offshore terminal near Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Commercial Vessels – Paired with a custom-designed exhaust-treatment system, MTU Series 2000 marine ngines help ferry builders meet the stringent pollution requirements of a San Francisco transit authority. Actual emissions are nearly 97 percent below EPA emission standards for Tier 2 marine engines, easily surpassing the transit authority’s 85 percent requirement.

Mining – A new 12-cylinder MTU Series 4000 Tier 2 diesel engine is outperforming the 16-cylinder Tier 1 engine it replaced in a West Virginia surface coal mine haul truck while reducing both fuel consumption and emissions.

Oil & Gas – A Texas driller is counting on top-notch horsepower and reliability from MTU’s new Electric Drilling Package, which combines multiple engines and generators to power rigs digging ultra-deep wells in harsh conditions. Besides packing plenty of power, the drilling package offers easier maintenance and better fuel economy than other products in its class.

Commercial Vessels – One of the east coast’s premier maritime transportation companies chooses MTU exclusively to power its latest generation of ATB tugboats.

Mining – Underground mining demands extreme performance for extreme periods, both for miner and machine. In a 24/7 operation, durability and efficiency are the building blocks to profitability. At Modikwa Platinum Mine, one of South Africa’s leading platinum mines, you will find some machines which perform Herculean feats in places that they have very little right to be in. Up to 800m underground in the mine, drill rigs and load haul dumpers powered by MTU Series 900 engines, add significantly to Modikwa’s profitability through their performance, durability and efficiency. In terms of performance it means minimal downtime, fuel efficiency and low emissions.

Governmental Vessels – To help protect the ecosystem of the U.S. Great Lakes, the Great Lakes Science Center has enlisted two new high-speed research vessels – the R/V Kaho and R/V Muskie. Both are powered by twin MTU Series 2000 M72 Tier 2 engines rated at 965 bhp at 2,250 rpm. The engine’s compact V8 configuration saves space below deck as well.

Oil & Gas - The Norwegian oil platform Gjøa is protected against serious fires by the world’s largest and most powerful fire extinguisher pumps. They are driven by four MTU 20-cylinder Series 4000 engines each delivering 2,800 kilowatts (kW) at 1,800 revolutions per minute. With their aid, the four-pump fire extinguishing system is able to drench fires with over 4,000 liters of water per second – equivalent to the amount delivered by roughly 100 modern fire engines.

Rail - As many as 28 locomotives are available for operation at the voestalpine Steel Division plant in Linz. Four of them are Gmeinder type D60 C marshaling locomotives each driven by an MTU Series 1600 engine. The locomotives operate on company premises hauling trains that can weigh up to 3,000 tonnes each. Two more units of the same type are on order with delivery scheduled by the end of 2015. The locomotives are operated by logistics company LogServ, a wholly-owned subsidiary of voestalpine Stahl GmbH.

Mining - In a business where a single truck can cost millions of dollars, every detail counts. From high-priced engine repowers to more routine expenses like engine oil, coolant and filter changes, mine operators continuously scrutinize every operating cost. They know engine performance will be best when they stick with genuine MTU ValueSpares parts and filters and MTU ValueExchange remanufactured parts and engines.

Military Vessels - The Canadian Coast Guard’s Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels, the workhorses of Canada’s maritime security program, are powered by MTU Series 4000 engines.

Mining - The Wharf mine is South Dakota’s only operating gold mine. Excavators are in constant motion. Large haul trucks rumble up and down the spiraling inclines of the open pit, transporting tons of rock to be processed to uncover tiny particles of gold. Overall mine production capacity is three million tons per year. All that hard work pays off in the end, however. For 2015, gold production at Wharf mine is estimated to be 90,000 ounces. At today’s gold prices, that adds up to millions of dollars in revenue.

Commercial Vessels - Southern Towing was founded by Baxter Southern on the banks of the Mississippi in Caruthersville, Missouri in 1958. Since then, it has grown into one of the largest and most successful inland tank barge operators in the U.S., specializing in transporting bulk liquid fertilizer products throughout the Mississippi River system and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Southern Towing also provides towing services for other commodities including refined petroleum, chemicals, coal, grain and aggregates.

Commercial Vessels - The Muslim Magomayev catamaran is the world’s biggest high-speed crew boat and is powered by four MTU engines. In service in the Caspian Sea, its job is to carry crew and freight up to the offshore platforms operated by Caspian Marine Service Ltd.

Commercial Vessels - MTU engines power one of most established vessels in Florida Marine’s fleet, Lil D. After the repower, Florida Marine has seen significant improvements in performance and monitoring technology. Lil D’s original engines were the first two MTU 8V 4000 engines sold in the United States and were retired after clocking 80,000 hours on their time sheet. In a perfect twist of fate, the Tier 3-certified MTU Series 4000 M54 engines selected for the repower are also the first two of their kind in use.

Yachts - Sportfishing yachts are getting bigger and bigger. For most boats, this trend comes with a price: the bigger a vessel, the more sluggishly it accelerates and the more unwieldy it is to maneuver. However, boat performance is critical for fishing maneuvers in the heat of battle. The new Viking 92 yacht provides the best of both worlds: it is indeed bigger than its predecessor, but thanks to MTU’s new Series 2000 M96 engine, it is just as nimble, and as swift as the big game fish its designed to chase.

Commercial Vessels - The Thames Clippers line operates twelve catamarans on the Thames in London for tourists and commuters. Since the previous MTU engines reached their maximum operating hours, six vessels have been operating with MTU Reman engines. For Thames Clippers, exchanging with such overhauled engines represented an ideal solution because the catamarans were not out of service.

Commercial Vessels - For 30 years, a majority of the pilot launches operated by the pilot associations have been powered by MTU engines. Three of them now run with Reman engines. These are engines that have already spent one "lifetime" in another vessel, and have been overhauled to such an extent that they correspond to new engines down to the smallest detail. The most recent change took place in the pilot launch "Duhnen". In the hulls of the vessel, two MTU drives of type 12V 2000 M70 ensure that the pilots are safely transported to the large tankers in the North Sea.

Yachts - After two years of construction work and rigorous testing in the shipyard and on the high seas, the big moment finally came: in March 2014, the biggest vessel ever to be built by British yachtmaker Sunseeker was finally handed over to Eddie Jordan, former racing manager and Formula 1 team owner. At the heart of the 47-m semi-glider is an MTU propulsion system that can be relied on for relaxed days at sea.

Defense - MTU’s relationship with the U.S. military dates back to World War II. Today, MTU continues to be a key supplier to the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Whether providing parts, service and new Detroit Diesel 2-Cycle engines for legacy vehicles or state-of-the-art, high power-density MTU engines for modern vehicles and vessels, MTU is trusted to deliver for the world’s most demanding customers.

Military Vessels - The U.S. Coast Guard has unveiled a new class of patrol boats, Fast Response Cutters, to protect American waters. The 154-foot Bernard C. Webber is the first FRC to be commissioned. Powered by two MTU 20V 4000 diesel engines, the ship can achieve speeds up to 28 knots. With a high power-to- weight ratio and exceptional fuel economy, MTU engines are perfectly suited to help the Webber execute its missions.

Military Vessels - The nature of U.S. marine defense is changing. Swift, maneuverable Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) such as the USS Coronado have been commissioned by the U.S. Navy to protect the U.S. coastline from the threat of terrorism. Powered by two MTU 20V 8000 diesel engines, the USS Coronado can achieve speeds up to 44 knots (50.6 miles per hour), in waters as shallow as 14 feet. Reliable, quiet and fuel-efficient, the engines are meeting tough standards set by the world’s premier naval power.

Yachts - In the luxury sportfishing yacht industry, Viking yachts are making waves. “Building a better boat every day” is the company philosophy – and it exemplifies Viking’s passion towards design, craftsmanship and performance. Below deck of the 70-foot Viking Convertible, MTU engines meet the high expectations of Viking’s founders – and Viking boat owners around the world.

Commercial Vessels - The Lake Constance ferryboat ‘Lodi’ transports passengers and vehicles from Meersburg to Constance-Staad and back every half hour. Since the start of 2013, the vessel has been powered by a new, latestgeneration MTU ‘Ironmen’ engine that meets EPA Tier 3 emissions specifications and has minimum influence on the invaluable drinking water reservoir on which the Lodi operates.

Commercial Vessels – Two new MTU-powered ferries were recently launched in the Outer Banks, a 200-mile stretch of barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina.

Commercial Vessels - Royal Boskalis Westminster is a world-leading expert in the field of dredging and maritime services. The company owns a versatile, modern fleet that consists of over 1,000 vessels and equipment. Two of its latest additions are the multipurpose vessels (MPVs) `Ndurance´ and `Ndeavor´ which are powered by generator sets from MTU. Whether these ships are tasked as dredgers, cable-layers or floating accommodation vessels, their MTU gensets ensure reliable propulsion whatever challenging offshore environments they encounter.

Commercial Vessels – Shaver Transportation’s tugboats have been crisscrossing the Columbia-Snake River System, the largest grain export gateway in the U.S., for more than a hundred years. Along with modern towing demands comes the need for the most modern and efficient engines. As their original equipment becomes dated, Shaver has begun a strategic cadence of tug repowers with MTU Series 4000 marine propulsion engines to ensure their fleet is both reliable and efficient. These engines meet the demands of their unique tugs that, unlike most, excel in both hauling and ship assist.

Commercial Vessels - Towboats push flotillas of barges containing 620 million tons of cargo every year on the inland waterways interconnecting ports throughout the eastern half of the U.S. These unique workboats operate on a demanding around-the-clock schedule that requires the most reliable diesel engines—and an equally reliable global service network to support them.

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